Following today's announcement by the Secretary of State for Justice regarding the Detainee Inquiry, the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, has issued the statement below:
"On 5 September 2011, the ISC announced that it would be considering allegations made about the relationship between the UK security and intelligence Agencies and the Libyan security services, including both the nature and extent of the UK-Libya intelligence-sharing relationship and the rendition of Libyan nationals.
The Committee will, at its meeting tomorrow, be considering the implications of today’s statement on the Detainee Inquiry by the Secretary of State for Justice for its own investigation of rendition issues – bearing in mind the ongoing police investigations.
The Committee’s investigation of the UK’s wider intelligence relationship with the Libyans (an issue which did not fall within the scope of the Detainee Inquiry) will continue."
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